Finally, world class shopping galore can now be experienced by Ilonggos as S&R Membership Shopping opens its 12th store in the Philippines at Donato Pison Avenue, San Rafael Mandurriao, Iloilo City.
The big day for volume shoppers happened on Friday, December 16, and a day before that I was invited together with Iloilo media and bloggers for a press launch and tour around the store/warehouse which is located at the back of Plazuela Dos, near People’s Condo.
S&R is a membership-shopping club modeled after the warehouse membership shopping chains in the United States. They provide imported merchandises to members at the best value for money prices.
|Everybody’s favorite at S&R: New York Style Pizza!|
The store is well-loved for their Food Service station, which offers the popular New York Style Pizzas, calzones, churros, Blue Bunny Ice Creams, Clam Chowder, Rotiseserie and Southern Style Chicken, hotdogs, cheeseburgers, fries and more.
The gourmet selection of freshly baked breads, cakes and pastries is awesomely prepared using imported ingredients.
|S&R VP for Operations Greg Kreyer talking to media and bloggers before the store tour.|
Greg Kreyer, S&R vice president for operations, toured us around the warehouse, and we readily saw their wide range of imported groceries which are hard to find locally. One would surely love their selection of fruit juices, sodas, chocolates, snacks, spreads, condiments, canned goods, etc.
|I came to the store looking for hard to find matcha tea, and I’m happy they have it.|
They also have widest choices on health and beauty products, household essentials, quality produce such as fresh meat, fruits, vegetables, seafoods, frozen goods, and poultry on the highest grade.
|I’m sure Iloilo restos are happy that S&R is finally here because of these quality meats.|
Their line of home appliances and furnishings features trusted brands worldwide. They even have tires and automotive products, and a facility which offers free services exclusive to its members.
With the turnout of the pre-opening registration for membership, I am pretty sure that Ilonggos are very excited for the S&R opening.
“We are very happy to be in Iloilo. Iloilo will turnout to be the biggest membership signups prior to opening of any of our 12 warehouses,” Kreyer said.
How to be a Member
S&R offers Gold Membership for individuals aged 18 years old and above, and Business Membership. Here are the requirements:
- Application form, which you may get at their store.
- 2 valid picture IDs.
- Fee of P700 annually for the the Gold Membership. You also get an extension card for your immediate family members for an annual fee of P400.
- Business Membership has higher fee of P900, with one free add-on card. Primary cardholder may add up to 3 extension cardholders.
So to register, you just go their store at San Rafael, fill out the application form, present your valid IDs and pay the membership fee. They will take your photo through the webcam, input your data at the computer, and then after a few minutes they will issue the membership card and give you the value coupons booklet.
|Yes, I got my card!|
Membership benefits and perks are:
1. First pick imported name-brand merchandise
2. Exclusive deals and discounts
3. Unmatched everyday savings
4. Access to specialty services
5. Shopping privileges at ALL S&R branches nationwide
|Here’s the exact location of S&R Iloilo.|
So what are you waiting for? Sign up for membership now, and experience world class shopping (and of course their delicious pizza!) at S&R Iloilo!